“Those who are dead and yet fully alive”…
"Those who are dead and yet fully alive"….
How can you be dead and yet fully alive?
If you become a witness to your body, then you know you are not the body.
The body is born and the body is going to die; the moment you know you are not the body, you know that you were never born and you will never die.
So in a sense you become wholly alive, eternally alive — what Jesus calls 'abundance of life', overflowingly alive.
You cannot be exhausted then. Then you are not caused: you don't have any beginning and you cannot have any end; you are perpetual energy, eternal energy.
Then you are wholly alive on the one hand, and because you know you are not the body, then the life that you used to think consisted in body is no longer there.
The body is already dead. You use it, you live in it, but you are no longer identified with it.
THOSE WHO ARE DEAD
AND YET FULLY ALIVE
AND KNOW THE FLAVORS
AND FEELINGS IN LOVING;
THEY WILL CROSS THE RIVER.
And when you are fully alert and no longer attached to the body, no longer identified with the body, no longer does the idea exist in you that you are the body, then love arises?….